One of Julie Gosswiller’s greatest passions in life is making music with other musicians and for that she is in high demand. Ms Gosswiller has collaborated with many of her colleagues at Montana State University and with renowned musicians including Adam Barnett Hart of the Escher String Quartet, the Ahn Trio, Dallas Brass and many others. Ms. Gosswiller enjoys her frequent collaborations with Angella Ahn, most recently on the opening concert for the Big Sky Classical Music Festival. After appearing with the Ahn Trio and the Great Falls Symphony, Ms. Gosswiller was invited to play with the Chinook Winds on their season finale concert this past May.
For more than 15 year Ms. Gosswiller has enjoyed her ongoing collaboration with soprano, Elizabeth Croy. The two have been featured twice now on the Emmy Award Winning Series, 11th and Grant with Eric Funk. They have been semi finalists in the Brahms International Competition in Portschauch, Austria. They won numerousawards in the Cybersing Competition including the Nancy Babcock award for best pianist and were one of ten teams chosen nationally to participate in the Cleveland Art song Festival. They continue to promote art song in venues around Montana. The duo will be featured in 2015 at the Big Sky Alive festival in Helena.
Ms. Gosswiller’s other passion is teaching at Montana State University where she received the 2012 President’s Excellence in Teaching Award.Her students have won the Montana State University Concerto competition. Additionally private students have won the Montana Music Teachers Association competitions at the elementary, junior and senior levels. Some of her students have gone on to win honors at the regional level including gold medals in Musicfest Northwest.
Ms. Gosswiller earned a masters degree in piano performance from theUniversity of Colorado where she studied with Angela Cheng, Robert Spillman and Doris Lehnert. She paid her way through school on an accompanying assistantship and went on to be a student coach accompanist at the Aspen Music Festival. There she served as rehearsal pianist for voice faculty in addition to her work with students.After college she served as pianist for Colorado Children’s Chorale on regional tours and for sold out shows in Boetcher Concert Hall in Denver before moving to Bozeman, MT with her family.
Ms. Gosswiller enjoys cross- country skiing, telemarking, fly fishing andbackpacking the mountains of Montana with her husband, two sons and dogs.